The Ultimate Tragedy Is No Injustice And Cruelty By The Bad People But The Silence Over The Good People

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“The ultimate tragedy is no the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over the good people” -Martin Luther King Jr. I have always believed that living in a fantasy is better than facing a reality. When I notice the headlines of papers I sometimes just want to cry for them and shout obscenities. One particular article was about a girl. Eight years old, she was just beginning to grow. That is until she was raped by a neighbor and taken into police custody for protection against her parents, who want to kill her because of her dishonorable impurity (The Oppressed of Afghanistan). In a way the girl was lucky; most cases of abuse and honor killings are usually not reported. Sometimes it’s not even illegal. “A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual act such as foreplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man 's four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl 's sister."(Khomeini) Not only is this a disgusting display of disregard on account for the to-be spouse’s own opinion on this matter but

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